Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Please, oh please.

Now that the President Obama has landed in Saudi Arabia, don't let him be photographed holding hands with Saudi King Abdullah, strolling through his pleasure gardens.

The newscasters at Fox would die from such a massive jerkoff session.

Today In History:
June 3, 1791 -
The French Assembly passes a resolution bringing decapitation to the common criminal: "Every person condemned to the death penalty shall have his head severed." So it wasn't just for the rich anymore.

(Wouldn't it be nice if such a fate would await those on Wall St. and the Banking industry.)

June 3, 1888
"Casey at the Bat", subtitled "A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888", by Ernest Thayer,

is published in the San Francisco Examiner on this date.

June 3, 1943 -
Three days after a sailor had been badly injured in a brawl with a group of Hispanics, a mob of 60 servicemen leaves the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory and bludgeons anybody wearing a zoot suit.

The first two victims are a couple of boys, aged 12 and 13, who were just sitting in the Carmen Theater watching a movie. Thus begins the famous weeklong Zoot Suit Riot.

June 3, 1965 -
The first American astronaut to make a spacewalk was Major Edward White II, when he spent 20 minutes outside the Gemini 4 capsule during Earth orbit at an altitude of 120 miles. A tether and 25 foot airline were wrapped in gold tape to form a single, thick cord. He used a hand-held 7.5 pound oxygen jet propulsion gun to maneuver. The launch had taken place a few hours earlier on the same day.

During the remainder of the flight, pilot White and his crewmate commander McDivitt completed 12 scientific and medical experiments. The total time in orbit was almost 98 hours, making 62 orbits. Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov, had made the first ever spacewalk for 10 minutes about three months earlier .

June 3, 1968 -
Valerie Solanas, author of the SCUM Manifesto, arrives at the art studio of Andy Warhol and shoots him three times in the torso. Warhol barely survives the attempt on his life. Solanas is later jailed and institutionalized.

Doctors finish the job Solanas attempted several years later in a NY hospital when they botch a gall bladder operation in 1987.

June 3, 1955
Barbara Graham, a convicted murderer who was executed in the gas chamber along with two accomplices.

Susan Hayward won an Academy Award for playing Graham in the movie I Want to Live!

June 3, 1989 -
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dies after 11 days in a hospital, recovering from surgery to stop internal hemorrhaging.

Khomeini became ill when he reallized that through a very bad translation, 73 virgins were not waiting for him but 73 raisins.

And so it goes.

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